Dashboard more responsive from same or different pi?

#1

Hello all,
My plan is to use the dashboard via a touchscreen connected directly to the pi B+ running node-red, but it seems that when I browse via a laptop, the dashboard is more responsive.
Question: Is it a given that running both a chrome browser and node-red on the same pi will never be as fast as separating these between two pis, even with the network layer is added in?

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#2

Well, it rather depends.

But simplistically, if you set up your Pi to have no desktop gui, everything will run a lot faster (except the non-existent desktop of course :smile:).

If you have a laptop, I wouldn't bother with a Pi desktop. You can also save some wiring and keyboard/monitor shenanigans as well. As long as you are reasonably happy with the SSH command line, you don't need the desktop at all and will save a lot of memory and CPU overhead.

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#3

Yes as Julian says - running any modern browser on the Pi will be slow compared to almost anywhere else. Only do it if you have to...

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